Lesson Plan

Active Math

Have a class that can't sit still long enough to practice their addition? This activity puts math and PE together to help your kids add up to 20 while being active!
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to use given numbers to add up to 20, and then be able to subtract down to zero again.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Divide the class into even teams in an outside area or gym.
  • Give each team a die.

Beginning

  • Review the number names from 1-6. Flash the dot pattern as it appears on the die for each number. Tell students to show you that many fingers, and call out the number name chorally.

Intermediate

  • Teach students that the word die is a homonym, a word that sounds the same but means different things. The word die can mean to pass away. Another meaning of die is the singular form of dice which students will use to play the game. Point to the die.